Decorating garments with flock is a technique that has been practiced for decades and could be considered the first real “special effect” for garment decoration.
People often ask me whether waste inks can be thrown in the garbage or flushed down the sink. The short answer is “No” to both disposal options.
Following is a brief explanation of the methods, and reasons behind them, when it comes to reflective-ink printing.
There are multiple ways to apply numbering to team uniforms, including sewn-on appliqué, heat transfer and CAD-CUT numbers, die cuts, direct screen printing and more.
The biggest advantage of LED screen exposure equipment is its speed. Imagine exposing a screen in 20 seconds as opposed to 20 minutes.
In the last article of this series on controlling the variables of the textile screen printing process, I will review the factors surrounding flashing and curing procedures.
One of the reasons I like working in this industry is that it has a great mixture of art and science. There is a craftsmanship feel to it that is palatable on the production floor.
Many screen printers frequently ask whether textile inks will ever become PVC-free. That question usually is quickly followed by, “What are the alternatives to PVC plastisol?”
Thanks to ink manufacturers, these three prevalent fashion trends can easily be duplicated in your shop.
Finding someone with a good eye for color was a must for any busy print shop. One of the tools we found really handy was the color wheel. Using this tool can help you see the relationship of color and give you examples of how other colors can be used during mixing.